Step by step

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Slowly progressing with the wedding dress, the silk dress is done and time to start with the chiffon cover. The time I spend actually sewing is nothing compared to what I spend thinking, but working without a ready pattern is always more fun.

Iron woman

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Experimenting wiith my iron and the silk for the wedding dress. As some of you know, water will stain silk, but it appears on this fabric the very ironing leaves marks. And I will have to press seams.

I’ve had the tip to carefully wash the fabric, I might do that with the bodice, but I dread washing the skirt.

A wedding dress to be

I’ve been asked to do a wedding dress. Now everybody I know who does any sewing, literally everybody, have warned me about aout wedding dresses, but hey, what could possibly go wrong, right?

There’s no pattern, just at photo of what she wants, so first there was the construction of the pattern.I made the muslin from and old duvet cover. It was thin enough to resemble the chiffon that will be on the outside My son, coming in, stood silent for a moment and then carefully asked, “She’s getting married in that?” The bride-to be, however, understood that it’s a dummy and didn’t faint.

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The trying on of the muslin went really well (so far so good) but I actually hesitated before cutting the beautiful silk, simply because it’s so pretty. And expensive. But everything went fine.

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Like a broken record

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Yes I know, I’ve been blogging of the same things for a while now. The plan was to have a lot ready for Pride week, but I didn’t manage, so the new plan is a market in August. Just keep swimming

And if they don’t sell, there are a lot of upcoming birthdays and even a Christmas if I’m not mistaken

3 is the magic number

Foto-1230And I’m really pleased with these

 

Trunks!

More trunks coming up! Notice the really cool waist elastic I bought from Bodil!

Celebrity meets

20140629_163930Really happy after my class yesterday with Beverly Johnson from Bramakers. This woman is a living oracle when it comes to pattern construction for bras and underwear. I’ve read her blog for years and bought supplies from the web store Bramakers supply I strongly recommend her site for anyone interested in this, and by all means, take a class with her if you can! Please not that I’m just a very happy customer.

And in two weeks, Dolly Parton is coming as well, although I doubt I’ll have the chance to be in the same picture as her.

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